starting impatiens from seed

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Old 02-23-10, 05:00 PM
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starting impatiens from seed

I wanted to try starting some impatiens flowers from seed (start inside in March?) I was wondering if anyone had any tips as to what type would be the easiest as I heard that they can be a problem as well as any other tips as far as when to start the seed etc. I plan on planting them in heavily shaded areas and the soil is about a foot of loose loam on top of sand subgrade. The area is southeastern Michigan.

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Old 02-23-10, 05:15 PM
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Hi Dan,
It is much easier to use stem cuttings. How to Propagate Impatiens From Cuttings | eHow.com
I tried starting them from seeds without much succes

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Hi Dan,
It is much easier to use stem cuttings. How to Propagate Impatiens From Cuttings | eHow.com
I tried starting them from seeds without much succes

Emil
Thanks for the link. So this spring should I go to a nursery and by some donor impatiens? Could these clipping grow rapidly enough to benefit my garden this season?
 
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Start as soon as possible to give the roots enough time to develop and mix compost with soil when you transplant them.

Can't wait for spring....
 
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Start as soon as possible to give the roots enough time to develop and mix compost with soil when you transplant them.

Can't wait for spring....
Thanks for the info. As soon as I see them on the shelf I will get started.
 
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